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  • Andrey Pavlov { Neither of us knows for sure how best to deal with such patients, but a relationship that respects their attitudes and inclinationswhere it is safe… } – Apr 26, 12:10 AM
  • KayMarie { As well as, if and only if you can stick with it. Given I have to consume between 37 and 75 grams of pure sucrose… } – Apr 25, 11:42 PM
  • knotfreak { No, collards and kale are different! I grow them, collards and several different varieties of kale–also all colors of Swiss chard. The reason you hate… } – Apr 25, 11:25 PM
  • knotfreak { >>Not really. A Low Carb High Fat diet has been found consistently to be as good or better than every other diet studied, not just… } – Apr 25, 11:18 PM
  • knotfreak { I offered the anecdote as an illustration, not as evidence. I attempted to demonstrate the evidence by citing how I achieved what so many cannot–“mainstream”… } – Apr 25, 11:16 PM
  • zapp7 { That’s understandable. } – Apr 25, 11:00 PM
  • EBMOD { Yes, Colonel, please tell us which vaccines are given intravenously… } – Apr 25, 10:56 PM
  • Simba { It’s always been that way, though. There are always physicians who believe they have discovered the One True Cure or desire the fame, money, and… } – Apr 25, 10:16 PM
  • Simba { MadisonMD is making a good point. Why will withholding information build trust, and how can your patients trust you if you do so? Why is… } – Apr 25, 10:04 PM
  • David Gorski { I don’t think Katz is “embracing woo”, either. Seriously? The guy uses homeopathy, naturopathy, and a wide variety of other woo. That sure looks like… } – Apr 25, 9:58 PM
  • Pmoran { MMD, I suppose I should have made it clear that I have in mind those who we know will be are most at risk, i.e…. } – Apr 25, 9:25 PM
  • Simba { “The vast majority of CAM use is relatively harmless precisely because the methods don’t do anything much physiologically” There you go. You don’t see the… } – Apr 25, 9:02 PM
  • EBMOD { Not yet, due to a new development since we last talked. However, due to a business non-disclosure agreement I signed, I can’t elaborate. All I… } – Apr 25, 8:44 PM
  • David Gorski { With respect to Fuhrman and raw food, He could’ve fooled me based on his appearance in Simply Raw. } – Apr 25, 8:41 PM
  • MTDoc { A slow day, so I may dare to go off thread for a minute without incurring censure. Any dates for Meadow Lake yet? Just a… } – Apr 25, 8:40 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Peter, you have expressed a jumbled mess of incoherent ideas with huge gaps and contradictions all based in premises you claim are so obvious that… } – Apr 25, 8:28 PM
  • MadisonMD { I am prepared to trust patients that they will listen to reason when the risks are great if I am more accepting of their desire… } – Apr 25, 8:23 PM
  • whoa { “There is a huge amount of evidence from a wide variety of fields (psychology, economics, neurology, epidemiology, history, political science, religious studies) showing that people… } – Apr 25, 8:22 PM
  • EBMOD { “Yes Mr. Bush…Dismiss your objectivity, suppress your critical thinking. Follow the herd, yes Mr. Bush, that’s it, conform.” Windriven asks for reputable studies, actual EVIDENCE… } – Apr 25, 8:18 PM
  • MadisonMD { My point was that the “information-sharing” is likely to dampen the potential for placebo/contextual responses wherever they might apply.. …and here is where we fundamentally… } – Apr 25, 8:16 PM
  • EBMOD { If I live another 60 years and never hear the word ‘shill’ again, I would be perfectly OK with that. So frustrating that such a… } – Apr 25, 8:08 PM
  • Ed Stockly { OK, that does not answer the question as to what percentage of people who attempt to lose weight actually succeed in the long run. But… } – Apr 25, 8:02 PM
  • Rourke Decker { Given that complete copies of the infamous Serbian Film are readily available on Youtube, I’m not sure the pornography ban is still in effect over… } – Apr 25, 7:49 PM
  • mother goddam { Yes, they are. And as an insulin user, they both require pretty strict management. And I resent the hell out of it. And anybody who… } – Apr 25, 6:51 PM
  • Pmoran { “The furthest you have gone is that a fake cure should not claim to reverse disease states, and you reckon that the (only real?) harm… } – Apr 25, 6:11 PM
  • sadmar { OK, it’s obviously true “that if a study is funded out of any government granting agency, then it of necessity means another study doesn’t get… } – Apr 25, 5:29 PM
  • KayMarie { Check the JAMA review when the link post escapes moderation. I had thought a lot of the low carb vs low fat vs calorie counting… } – Apr 25, 5:23 PM
  • EBMOD { As someone who grew up in an alt-med friendly Christian church, I have dozens of friends that I still care about greatly who are sadly… } – Apr 25, 5:10 PM
  • Ed Stockly { >>>A lot more lose weight and I do think we are a bit better these days than the 95% regain the weight from a study… } – Apr 25, 5:03 PM
  • KayMarie { A lot more lose weight and I do think we are a bit better these days than the 95% regain the weight from a study… } – Apr 25, 4:45 PM
  • Ed Stockly { I would say that many of the 95% who try to lose weight, but fail, also have good sense and determination. Luck is a component…. } – Apr 25, 3:56 PM
  • knotfreak { I LOVE sweet taters! They are a staple for me as well. I had no idea that the Paleos had taken them into their embrace…. } – Apr 25, 3:47 PM
  • MTDoc { Old enough,apparently, not to realize this is Saturday. But I still know who and where I am. Two out of three isn’t bad! } – Apr 25, 3:46 PM
  • knotfreak { No luck involved. Just good sense and determination. } – Apr 25, 3:41 PM
  • Chris { NVICP is though. } – Apr 25, 3:20 PM
  • MadisonMD { @CCC: Why don’t you check your facts before asking loaded questions? Questions #1, 2, and 3 are based on false premises. Likely #4 as well. } – Apr 25, 3:14 PM
  • Chris { “NVIC is a not for profit information charity” He might have meant NVICP. } – Apr 25, 3:14 PM
  • zapp7 { Great article on Dr. Oz’s inability to defend his quackery. I just wanted to point out that Dr. Fuhrman is not a raw food faddist… } – Apr 25, 3:12 PM
  • Chris { Notice how the anti-vax folks are ignoring it being overturned? It illustrates their lack of veracity. } – Apr 25, 3:10 PM
  • Chris { “YES! thats it…inject know neurotoxins/carcinogens directly into your circulatory system…” What vaccines are given intravenously? } – Apr 25, 3:07 PM
  • WLU { Wrong. NVIC and VAERS have nothing to do with the Special Masters court that provides compensation for a fixed set of vaccine damages that does… } – Apr 25, 3:03 PM
  • WLU { Their assertion is that because this study was done by analyzing insurance codes from a single healthcare network, that the codes could have been easily… } – Apr 25, 3:01 PM
  • Dr Maverick { Good questions, Windriven. Let’s see what I can do. 1. I worked out a compelling theoretical link between refined edible seed oils and sporadic [common,… } – Apr 25, 2:57 PM
  • DevoutCatalyst { Anthropologist, cool. I eat whole food, too much fat, and only plants. Sweet potatoes are my staple, the one thing I have in common with… } – Apr 25, 2:53 PM
  • WLU { Youtube allows anything to be posted so long as it’s not a copyright infringement, or pornography. ScienceBasedMedicine is a group blog moderated by doctors, with… } – Apr 25, 2:53 PM
  • WLU { So what you’re saying is, since the links come from this site, and you can’t be bothered to look into the sources those links include… } – Apr 25, 2:40 PM
  • Ander Elessedil { That exactly what I mean. A labor judge decree without relevance (of whom I was already aware). And it was without relevance even if the… } – Apr 25, 2:34 PM
  • WLU { NVIC is a not for profit information charity. VAERS is a monitoring system. You seem to be talking about the Special Masters court, which does… } – Apr 25, 2:33 PM
  • MTDoc { Thank you DG for answering a question that has bugged me from the beginning of this controversy. And that was why his own (Columbia M.C.)… } – Apr 25, 2:31 PM
  • WLU { National research agencies with dedicated topic-specific funding is where the majority of research funding comes from, and certainly the most reliable. And further to your… } – Apr 25, 2:22 PM
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